Category: Internet Explorer

EU Fines Microsoft €561 Million ($731m)

By | March 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

EU Fines Microsoft €561 Million ($731m)Just a fraction of rumored $7.4 billion.

Now here is something that will finally come to an end, according to Europa Press, Microsoft was fined $731 million by EU for breaking the browser ballot agreement that was signed back in 2009.

The good news, at least for Microsoft, is that the fine is far smaller than some might have expected as it was supposed to be as high as $7.4 billion or a 10% of the annual turnover. According to a report, one of the main catalysts behind what it seems to be a small fine was a cooperation from Microsoft.

How To Deal With People That Use Internet Explorer 6 (Picture)

By | March 5, 2013 | 6 Comments

IE hate, you can never have too much of it.
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First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshot Revealed

By | February 25, 2013 | 13 Comments

First Internet Explorer 11 Screenshot RevealedComing later this year.

Now here is a shocker for you: Microsoft is working on the next version of Internet Explorer, which will be a part of the upcoming Blue update, set for Q3-Q4 release.

If you haven’t heard about “Blue” yet, it’s basically a wave of product updates for the majority of Microsoft’s products, including Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Internet Explorer, etc.
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HTML5 Games: Contre Jour Updated

By | February 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

HTML5 Games: Contre Jour UpdatedEarlier last year, Microsoft has helped the developers behind Contre Jour, a visually stunning game for all the platforms, to port it to the web.

Now, the software giant has announced the availability of a new version, which includes a total of 20 new levels and two new worlds. While neither Petit nor Microsoft shared any visitor numbers, it was revealed that there were close to 1 million visitors from the Brazil alone.

If you haven’t played Contre Jour already, grab your headphones and check it out.

Microsoft Goes Potato: Internet Explorer Features Now Carrier Exclusive

By | February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Goes Potato: Internet Explorer Features Now Carrier ExclusiveBack in December, we have reported about the very first Windows Phone 8 update, which (among other improvements) was supposed to bring a new Internet Explorer feature, allowing users not to download images, saving bandwidth and improving loading times.

Now, it looks like Microsoft has decided to make this feature a yet another Verizon exclusive, with even unlocked Australian / European phones missing the promised checkbox.
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January, 2013 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up; Opera Mini, Android – Down

By | February 4, 2013 | 4 Comments


As the “New Year” passes by, it’s time to take a look at the mobile market share data for January, 2013, which includes one new player: Internet Explorer.
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Microsoft Wants You To Control Your Privacy

By | January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Wants You To Control Your PrivacyPrior the Data Privacy Day (January 28th), Microsoft has conducted a study whose goal was to learn more about people’s online privacy perceptions. As it turns out, 45% of all the respondents felt like they had little to no control over their personal information with only 10% saying that know how to protect their online privacy.

Well, in an effort to educate the average consumer (who will never visit nor know about such initiative anyway), Microsoft has launched a new portal, which aims to demonstrate how the software giant uses various tools (such as IE’s DNT header) to protect you from the “evil corporations”.
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Internet Explorer Market Share vs. Homicides Rate (Picture)

By | January 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

Internet Explorer Market Share vs. Homicides Rate (Picture)Seems legit.

Now here is an interesting take on Internet Explorer market share and its effects on a murder rate in the US.

As revealed by the anonymous researchers on the Internet (you know, the kind you can always trust), the less share IE had, the happier everyone was, which makes sense in the days of Internet Explorer 6.
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Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

By | January 25, 2013 | 5 Comments

Chartbeat, A Real Time Market Share Monitoring Tool

No Opera in sight.

If monthly or daily market share numbers no longer satisfy your curiosity, then we might have just found a solution for you: Chartbeat.
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Internet Explorer Celebrates The 90s (Video)

By | January 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Internet Explorer Celebrates The 90s (Video)Now here is a shocker, after seeing tons of bland and idiotic ads from Microsoft (mostly promoting Windows 7, Vista and the likes), it looks like the software giant can actually produce a couple of decent ones in markets where they are failing and/or haven’t established their foothold yet.

The latest example comes from Microsoft’s ad agency for the IE Team, which produced the ad so good that it kind of makes you wanna use their product (that in case you are using something else right now).
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